P.S.: I "worked for corporate America" (i.e., an ad agency) for a few years decades ago. Then I quit to become a freelance editor, which I've been ever since..
<< More yada, yada, yada. The only thing I disagree with you about is the appropriateness of the term "scamster" for the guy Mayer fired. Stop trying to create faux conflict here. >> ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote: I thought you worked in corporate America? I would think you know the kind of people I'm talking about? They are an elitist crowd who think little of screwing the public. I've rubbed elbows with them so this is no idle speculation. At the company I worked at the CEO brought in a college buddy of his for a senior level position but the guy didn't know shit about what he was doing. This happens all the time in corporate America. No, I am using "scamster" in a very broad way and you are just using it an very narrow way. On 01/17/2014 11:53 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote: Yada yada yada. Yes, I know all that. I said what he was going to be paid was obscene, for pete's sake. But you called the dude a "scamster" as if he had somehow managed to defraud Yahoo, which is not the case. Marissa Mayer flubbed another dub when she hired him and then had to fire him after only 15 months. It was her poor judgment as to his capabilities that cost Yahoo such a ridiculous sum. Picky, picky. You get what I mean. Beside where was the Yahoo Board of Directors when they granted such compensation? What about the stockholders? Judy, you should damn well know this is an "old boys and girls" club. My point is NOBODY is worth such compensation. NOBODY is that good. NOBODY is that special. And there are certainly execs who have been granted even more. We are back to some medieval style times of "landed gentry." Fuck the landed gentry. On 01/17/2014 10:39 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote: How are you defining "scam"? He may not deserve the compensation, but he's entitled to it per his hiring agreement with Yahoo. Yahoo offered him the gig; he didn't twist their arms to get it, let alone do anything unethical. If Mayer wanted to tempt him to leave Google that badly, and he turned out not to be capable of doing what she envisioned, that's her poor judgment, not a scam on his part. And it may not be as much as $109 million. That's the most he would get, assuming he was fired "without cause," and if he met all his performance targets, both of which are yet to be determined. Yes, whatever he gets will be obscene, but it's not fair to accuse him of wrongdoing. I guess we all missed the Scamming 101 classes in college? When did they start teaching them? Think about what FFL could look like if they spent the money on Yahoo Groups than paying this scamster off. http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24929830/departing-yahoo-exec-may-collect-up-109-million http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24929830/departing-yahoo-exec-may-collect-up-109-million Once again no human being so good that they deserve such compensation. Business is nothing but a poker game.